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Acton State Historic Site


Acton State Historic Site is Texas' smallest state park and is located within Hood County. The total acreage of the state park is .01. The Park is the burial site of Elizabeth Crockett, second wife of Davy Crockett, who married him in Tennessee in 1815. Since Crockett fought for Texas and died at the Alamo, his heirs were eligible for a land grant. The Monument was erected at Acton Cemetery by Legislative appropriation in 1911. In 1949, legislation moved control of the site to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The gravesite of Elizabeth Crockett is located near the center of the Cemetery which surrounds the Park.